News bites: Shutdown halts federal rulemaking

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) top enfocement official is stepping down, The New York Times reports.

Hundreds of schools have dropped out of the federal school lunch program since new health standards took effect last year, according to The Washington Times. 

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The U.S. Justice Department is suing North Carolina over the state’s tough new voting restrictions, RegWatch reports.

Sen. John McCainJohn McCainGOP lawmakers slam secret agreement to help lift Iran bank sanctions Kerry: US 'on the verge' of suspending talks with Russia on Syria Trump, Clinton to headline Al Smith dinner MORE (R-Ariz.) chided Attorney Gen. Eric HolderEric H. HolderLawyer claims death threats after anti-Black Lives Matter lawsuit Adviser: Obama can’t ‘erase decades’ of racism Airbnb enlists civil rights leaders in discrimination fight MORE for meeting with JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon ahead of an expected multi-billion dollar settlement between the firm and regulators.

The Obama administration granted Texas a waiver from the No Child Left Behind law.

Holder pledged to slash his own pay in a government shutdown.

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